Friday, May 08, 2009

They Fought In The Revolutionary War.

All these men fought in the Revolutionary War, after the war all these men put in a claim for one reason or another, I have not put down their claim information. In instead I concentrated on their service record. However for those of you who would like their claim information may request it by writing me and I will be glad to send it to you, My address can be found in my profile.

Michael Van Kleeck, was mustered in the fourth company of the second regiment (or New York) artillery, to serve from the 25th July, 1782, for three years.
Note. His claim will be for certificates.

William Crator Foster, in the year 1776, enlisted as a private soldier in the second New Jersey regiment, commanded by Colonel William Maxwell: that he marched with his company to Quebec: that, in his retreat from Quebec, he was taken sick at Crown Point with the smallpox, and died.
Note. His wife Hannah Foster, was asking for her husbands pay.

Edmund Brooke, was a first lieutenant in the first regiment of Virginia artillery on the continental establishment. He was appointed to that rank in February, 1781, and continued in service till the siege of York, “when, being extremely ill, he was compelled to ask a furlough for a few weeks.”
Note. It is not known if he returned to service or not, his claim in on pay by certificates.

Asa Turney, enlisted first day of April, in the year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-seven, he enlisted under Andrew Wakeman, of the town of Fairfield, in the
State of Connecticut, into the United States service, for the term of three years, he served one year, then the second year he hired a man to take his place for one year; that in the third year he joined the army again.
Note. His claim is for pay.

John Polhemus was a captain of the 4th., company of the 1st., New Jersey regiment under the command of Lord Stirling. He was in several battles, and was at the battle of Monmouth, in June of 1778. While under the command of General Maxwell he was taken prisoner, by the British and taken to New York, and was a prisoner till the Spring of 1780, when was paroled.
Note. His claim is for back pay.

Henry Bedinger, entered the service of the confederation of the States in the month of July1 1775, in the volunteer corps of riflemen under the command of Captain Hugh Stevenson, in Virginia, for one year, and marched to Boston; that lie was commissioned a lieutenant on the 9th of July, 1776, in a regiment commanded by said Hugh Stevenson, and was attached to Captain Shepherd’s company; that he raised his qilota of soldiers, and marched with the regiment to Bergen; that Colonel Stevenson had died, and the command of the regiment devolved on Lieutenant Colonel Moses Rawlins; that the petitioner, with the greater part of Colonel Rawlins’s regiment, was captured at Fort Washington, on York island; that he remained a prisoner of war until the 1st day of November, in the year 1780; that, after being exchanged, he joined his regiment in the Virginia line on continental establishment; that, on the 21st of May, 1781, he was promoted to the rank of captain, and continued in that line to the end of the revolutionary war; and, after having served eight years three months and twenty-six days without intermission, lie returned to his residence in Virginia.
Note. His claim is for back pay.

Samuel Tucker was a Captain in the navy, got his commission on January 20, 1776, and served till he was taken prisoner at Charleston in May of 1780, was exchanged in the month of August of the same year, reentered the service again, and stayed to the end of the war.
Note. His claim is for back pay.

John McHatton, was commission a Captain in July of 1776, in the Pennsylvania Volunteers and only served two months when he was appointed and commissioned, by the said State of Pennsylvania, a captain in the flying camp, in the regiment commanded by Colonel Watts, belonging to the Pennsylvania line on continental establishment, he commanded said company until he and his said company were made prisoners of war at Fort Washington; he was taken to New York then on to Long Island where he was put on the Jersey prison ship and held till he was exchanged, soon after being taken a prisoner he was commissioned a captain in the Pennsylvania continental line, and in the regiment commanded by Colonel McGaw; he was held a prisoner until about the time Lord Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown, when he was exchanged, and returned to the army, and was soon after detached as a supernumerary officer, and sent home, and continued in service until the conclusion of the war in 1783.
Note. His claim was on bounty land and pay.

Stephen Howard Junior, was a minor when he enlisted on June 23, 1812,, He enlisted with his fathers consent who was Stephen Howard, he enlisted for five year and was of the 11th., regiment infantry. He served until August 14, 1813, when he was discharged, with out his or his fathers consent, it was stated that being a boy he was unfit to do the duty’s of a solider.
Note. His claim was for pay and bounty land.

John Gooding, was part own of the private armed schooner Midas, commanded by Captain Thompson; that she engaged the British privateer Dash, captured and carried her into Savannah, where her crew were delivered to the marshal, conformably to the act of March 19, 1814, who gave his receipt for them as prisoners or war; that twenty-two were slaves and nineteen were freemen, but he was refused bounty on them.

James Williams was also part owner of the armed schooner Midas, his claim is the same as Gooding.
Note. Their claim is on the bounty for slaves.

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